The Cosy Corner Pub

Blantyre, Lanarkshire, ScotlandGlasgow Road North

The Cosy Corner Pub – Glasgow Road at Greenside Place Street

The Cosy Corner Pub
Harts Land or ( Herts Lawn ) as they say in Blantir, was a two storey stone built building with shops on the ground floor and homes above which stood on Glasgow Road, corner of Greenside Street. This area taking in Greenside Street was known locally as the Stud, because of the profusion if children who were born and lived there!

From The Cosy Corner Pub which stood on this corner, later to become Devanney’ store, we had McGarvey the Barber, which became Jimmy Clearie’s Hairdressers, Peter Valerio’s Ice Cream Cafe, Bradley the Cobbler, Mrs Guy’s wee sweetie shop and finally The Central Bar Pub, (AKA. Sullivans, later to become Fallon’s).  Jimmy Clearies
Susan Guy at Guy's Sweet Shop, Glasgow Road. Guys Sweet Shop, Glasgow Road, Blantyre

A little picture of Susan Guy who was the daughter of Hugh and Catherine Guy, who owned the shop on Glasgow Road. Susan died in 1950 aged 62. Unsure of how old she was in this picture. It may latterly have been the Guys sweetie shop referred to in previous posts.
Sent in by Alison Morgan.


Mrs. Guy used to make some of her own sweets. She would turn the wheel on one end, and the sweets would drop out the other end into a cone-shaped paper bag. She always had trays of toffee and fudge on the counter and a small silver hammer for breaking the toffee. There were sweet jars stacked on shelves with everything from chocolate raisins, sherbet lemons, liquorice sticks, bonbons, jelly babies, love hearts, liquorice allsorts, you name it, enough to make all children’s eyes as big as saucers. Mrs Guy's Sweet Jars

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The Cosy Corner, were winners of most of the Darts and Domino competitions they entered in the mid 1950s, and these are all the Trophies won. They are celebrating their victory with a fun day out, to some Miner’s Club in Fife, which was a favourite of theirs. James Cornfield

Some of the families who lived above the Shops were Lynch, Hawkins, Guy, McMahon, Cummisky, Valerio, McGarvey, McQuade and Davidson.

All these small buildings with similar names were called after either the Owner, the Builder or the Factor, to distinguish them from the similar buildings which made up the facade of Glasgow Road.

“Hi bill, looking at the Drew Semple video, Aint No Characters Anymore, the picture at the Cosy Corner pub, the big guy at the back is my dad. I think the one with the cap on. We lived across the road in Craig Street number 45 then moved to 4 Belvoir Place behind the Parkville. I think that was Dr Gordon’s house at one time. My name is Gibby Mooney, brother David, dad Jock worked at Robertson’s as did his dad David Mooney”.

Co-incidence or what? Gibby was instrumental in introducing my sister Cathie to her husband to be, Ian Miller. Now they are back in touch after all these years!!

Standing, Left to right: John Tamson, Patrick McGonigal, George McDade, Frank Urban, Patrick McAleenan, Terry Bute, James McCallum, William McLinden, Wullie Allan, Philip McGuiness, Andrew Alan, Jock Mooney, Shug Murphy, Robert McNamara, Walter Park, Hughie Fitzpatrick, John Fullerton, Bobby McKay, Dave Houston, Pat McAleenan, James McAleenan, Thomas McGarvie, Brian Soper.

Front: Jim McAlister, David Ellis, Steven Robertson, Frank Brown, Honey Glen, Tommy Allen, Robert Clarke, Thomas Kane, Pat McCleary.

Miss E. L. Davidson was the proprietor of the pub at that time and lived in the house above it.

Names supplied by: Gibby Mooney, James Cornfield, Karen & Rena, Caroline Cunningham, Helen McAllister, Sheena Mason, Betty McGaulley, Stephen Kelly and Lisa McLelland.

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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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